Anytime a move requires relocating to a new town, you need to be prepared for the challenges of a long-distance move. If you’re not familiar with the area, downtown Boston can provide some unexpected surprises. Here are a few important things you need to know when you’re planning your long-distance move.

Figure Out Your Parking Situation Before Moving with a Car

Many downtown Boston residents don’t drive cars, but if you’re coming from somewhere else with your vehicle, be prepared for the local parking situation. The last thing you want on a stressful moving day is to realize you have no place to put your vehicle. When you’re finalizing all the details of your move, make sure you have a designated parking spot or are ready to deal with parking in Midtown Boston

Avoid Moving During Busy Times of the Year

Downtown/Midtown Boston’s central location means it can be extremely crowded during big events, which could make your move almost impossible. You should still check local event calendars to make sure you aren’t going to end up navigating a moving truck through crowded event traffic.

Remember That Location Matters

People who fall in love with downtown Boston and decide to move there often see it as one big “downtown” filled with charming buildings, trendy shops, and busy nightlife. However, it’s important to realize there are micro-neighborhoods within this region, so you might need to look in a very specific location for your perfect spot.

Take Plenty of Time to Find a Place

Downtown Boston can be surprisingly affordable if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. Start planning for your move as early as possible so you have time to look around and get a great deal on your dream space. Keep in mind that sites like Craigslist can be filled with scams, so always make sure to see a place in person, and work with a reputable agent when selecting your new home.

If you’re moving to Midtown Boston, make sure to seek the help of experts who know all about real estate in downtown Boston. The experienced agents at Ford Realty know all the ins and outs of downtown Boston, and they can help you find the perfect home. Call us and schedule an appointment today.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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